Image Recognition

Chris Hager chris at linuxuser.at
Tue Mar 18 18:10:00 EDT 2008


Hey all,

The webcam on the XO sure has a lot of potential for cool killer apps. 
For example things with
- Motion Tracking
- Gesture Recognition
- Face Recognition
- Object Identification
- ...

Recently I came in touch with OpenCV 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opencv) -- it's a open source 
image-recognition library developed by intel, which does exactly this 
kind things. It's also a library commonly used for robotics.

Anyone here ever played with OpenCV before? I will slowly have a deeper 
look into it during the next months, as I am taking a course in image 
recognition. Wonder if it works well and fast on the XO. Then it could 
even make sense to put effort in a kind of Python API, and examples.

If it works fast enough, I'm sure it will be lots of fun playing with 
this library and image recognition :)

- Chris


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